When a topic as complex as vaccines becomes socially taboo, where do you go to talk about it? Join pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears and Melissa, mother and health freedom educator, on this informative podcast where we discuss everything from disease outbreaks to vaccine risks and side effects, the vaccine schedule, media hype, vaccine laws and controversies, and everything in between.

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LINKS AND OTHER SOURCES USED FOR EACH EPISODE

The Vaccine Conversation Podcast with Melissa & Dr. Bob

Episode 1: Why We Are Doing This

Our website: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

FDA website for package inserts: https://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm093833.htm

Federal Law VIS forms: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2027.pdf

Federal Law 1986 Act: https://www.nvic.org/about/notable-accomplishments-and-history.aspx

CDC schedule: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html

Vaccine schedule Infographic: http://immunityeducationgroup.org/infographics/

 

Episode 2: Vaccine Media Sound Bites

Our website: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

Psychology Today Article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/two-takes-depression/201106/if-it-bleeds-it-leads-understanding-fear-based-media

Pharmaceutical Advertising on News Networks: https://www.periscopegroup.com/news/breaking-news/corruption-before-consumers-copy-copy

Vaccine Schedule Never Tested for Safety: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK206938/

95% Herd Immunity Estimate: https://academic.oup.com/aje/article-abstract/117/1/2/87767?redirectedFrom=fulltext

 

Episode 3: The Vaccine Schedule – 69 Doses and Rising

Our website: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

CDC schedule: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html

Vaccine schedule Infographic: http://immunityeducationgroup.org/infographics/

 

Episode 4: Informed Consent- Are We Really Getting It?

Our website: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

AMA Code: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/ethics/informed-consent

Informed Consent Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2840885/

VIS forms: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/current-vis.html

 

Episode 5: Attacking Medical Exemptions?

Our website: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

Study on Implementation of SB277 and Medical Exemptions: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/142/5/e20181051

Understanding SB277: http://immunityeducationgroup.org/understanding-the-new-vaccine-law-in-california/

 

Episode 6: Media, Measles, and Misinformation

Our website: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

NBC article on measles in Europe: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/measles-outbreak-raging-europe-could-be-brought-u-s-doctors-n922146

 

Episode 7: The Flu Vaccine Debate – Part 1

Our website: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

CBS article on the Flu: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/flu-deaths-u-s-estimates-80000-americans-died-of-flu-and-its-complications-last-winter-2018-09-26/

Dr. Brownstein’s article on inflated numbers from the CDC: https://www.drbrownstein.com/more-fake-flu-news-from-the-cdc/

BMJ article on flu policy: https://www.bmj.com/content/333/7574/912

Cochrane Blog: https://community.cochrane.org/news/why-have-three-long-running-cochrane-reviews-influenza-vaccines-been-stabilised 

Three Cochrane Reports: https://www.cochrane.org/news/featured-review-three-updated-cochrane-reviews-assessing-effectiveness-influenza-vaccines 

NVIC Flu Vaccine side effects: https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/influenza/quick-facts.aspx

 

Episode 8: The Flu Vaccine Debate – Part 2

Our website: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

Cochrane Op eds: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Cochrane+review+vaccine+definitive+health+officer+suggests/7543272/story.html and http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Opinion+Scientist+fires+latest+shot+mandatory+vaccine+debate/7572719/story.html 

California law prohibiting mercury flu shots to pregnant woman and children under 3: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/laws.aspx

Peter Doshi study about Flu vaccine marketing: https://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f3037.full

Peter Doshi — Are US flu death figures more PR than science? https://www.bmj.com/content/331/7529/1412 

 

Episode 9: Overview of Vaccines and Diseases for Infants – Part 1: 0-6 months old

Our website: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

CDC schedule: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html

Disease prevalence and vaccine information: The Vaccine Book by Dr. Bob Sears

 

Episode 10: Why Are More Highly Educated People More Likely to Question Vaccines?

Our website: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

Names of Studies Referenced:

Children who have receive no vaccines: who are they and where do they live? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Children+Who+Have+Received+No+Vaccines%3A+Who+Are+They+and+Where+Do+They+Live%3F+(2004) 

Deciding to opt out of childhood vaccination mandates (2008) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Deciding+to+opt+out+of+childhood+vaccination+mandates+(2008) 

Differences in risk factors for partial and no immunisation in the first year of life: prospective cohort study (U.K.) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Differences+in+risk+factors+for+partial+and+no+immunisation+in+the+first+year+of+life%3A+prospective+cohort+study+(U.K.) 

Parents attitudinal and social influences on childhood vaccination (1992) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Parents+attitudinal+and+social+influences+on+childhood+vaccination+(1992)

Neoliberal Mothering and Vaccine Refusal (2014) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0891243214532711 

 

Episodes 11 to 32 – resources coming soon!

 

Episode 33: Meningococcal: the Disease and the Vaccine

Some disease stats and VAERS data on the vaccine:

https://www.nvic.org/Vaccines-and-Diseases/Meningitis.aspx 

 

Episode 36: How Japan, the Healthiest Nation in the World, Approaches Vaccination Policy

A Review of Factors Affecting Vaccine Preventable Disease in Japan: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4300546/ 

CNN article on world health rankings for child and infant mortality: https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/08/health/child-mortality-rates-by-country-study-intl/index.html 

Lawsuits in Japan over HPV vaccine reactions: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/02/13/national/crime-legal/suit-opens-tokyo-court-cervical-cancer-vaccine-side-effects/ 

 

Episode 39: Why the Pertussis Vaccine Makes You MORE Susceptible

Genomic Survey Of Bordetella Pertussis Diversity, United States, 2000 – 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6433035/?report=classic 

The 112- year odyssey of pertussis and pertussis vaccines — mistakes made and implications for the future. https://academic.oup.com/jpids/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jpids/piz005/5359449 

Harvard-Westlake high school pertussis outbreak. https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-whooping-cough-vaccine-20190316-story.html 

LA Times: Why did so many CA kids get whooping cough despite being vaccinated? https://www.latimes.com/health/la-me-whooping-cough-20160205-story.html

DTP mortality studies: 

https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/33/2/374/715842 – 4.5 times higher mortality rate after DTP vaccine

And

https://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i5170 – shows less of an effect – about 1.5 times higher mortality rate